To know how a simple thing that I did one morning before Thanksgiving--writing a poem--would prompt another to ask my permission to post it on her blog, is--well, humbling. Not because I am the person who wrote the poem, and not because I wanted 15 minutes of fame (although all bloggers know, 15 minutes can't hurt!). Mostly because it is a sign that our words have consequences--and we bloggers are in a position where we can do a lot of positive things with them!
With our words, we can turn a muddy plot into a blooming, living garden of color and much-needed nourishment for the soul. I'm trying to turn mud into color every day, even when I don't feel like it. Believe me, when I wrote that post (with the poem) I wasn't feeling all that great. I certainly didn't feel grateful. But I wanted to feel that way! And soon after writing it, I started to get in touch with all that I'm grateful for. Saying something positive is sometimes a challenge, especially when we don't 'feel' like it. But like many things in life, if we make the effort to do things, we often start to feel better afterwards.
(Amaryllis ) Photo by Jan Doble
I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, though...because virtually every one of you passionate garden bloggers already knows this! I became a garden blogger because I love gardens, gardening, flowers, digging, dirt, growing things, planting seeds (you all can relate, I'm sure). What I've found is a big blogging garden filled with gentle, kind souls. Each and every soul, a petal. Our petals, all connected together, form one gorgeous flower...with inexplicable beauty--both outside--and within!
The Spirit of the Season is upon us. I can feel it when I read your words and when I see your photos. Let's try to remember this feeling, and act on it, all year long!